Immortal Rising by Lynsay Sands
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
The Edentate and the Hybrid!
The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🌎🌍🌏🌎🌎
Character development: 🧐😕😍😗😳
The heroine: Stephanie – was turned by a “no-fanger” when she and her sister were kidnapped from a family vacation as a teenager. Stephanie has some abilities that many immortals don’t have. One of which is her ability to hear everyone’s thoughts from a much larger radius than most immortals. Her ability is so sensitive that she isn’t able to block them out an had to move away to a remote location in Canada where she has few neighbors.
The Hero(s): Thorne – his father is Dr. Dressler, the fanatical geneticist that started experimenting with combinations of human and animal DNA. Thorne is made up of a human mixed with a few other things such as a bald eagle, dolphin, bat and a few others. Though he mostly looks like a man with wings and white hair.
The Story: Thorne was the one who left his father’s Island off the coast of Venezuela to Lucian and his men in order to save some of the other immortals who had been captured for his fathers torturous experiments. Since then all of the people on the island have been freed including Thorne, his mother and his aunt. Now Thorne wants to have his wings removed so he can live a normal life taking care of his elderly mother and aunt who want to move off of the island.
While Stephanie’s sister Dani, who is a doctor, looks into ways to remove Thorne’s wings, he is staying at the house next door to where Stephanie lives. Not long after they meet, Stephanie discovers they are life mates. Though they have much to overcome. In addition to that, Dr. Dressler wants Stephanie on his table to see what it is that makes her special.
I liked this story, especially since it differed from the ones before it in that there are special circumstances with Stephanie being an Edentate (immortal without fangs) and Thorne being genetically altered. However, the book did get quite steamy pretty early on which I loved. I enjoyed the fact that even though Thorne was raised on an island cut off from the world, by the time he meets Stephanie, he is fairly worldly when it comes to women and a tech geek to boot. This book was one of my favorites so far in the Argeneau series.
I voluntarily read & reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts & opinions are my own.